Year of the Teacher

year of the teacher

Mrs. Renie Brown

(Calvert Hall) Demonstrating Dedication to Students and Extracurricular Activities Mrs. Renie Brown, Algebra II, Honors Programming, and AP Computer Science instructor at Calvert Hall,  has been a leader in infusing technology into her classroom.  Her goal is to give students the best individualized experience by using whatever is needed to differentiate within the classroom.  As Calvert...
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Mrs. Kathleen Smith

(St. Joan of Arc School) Encouraging Critical Thinking, Through STEM Curriculum Mrs. Kathleen Smith, who currently teaches 3rd grad at St. Joan of Arc School in Aberdeen, encourages critical thinking from her students by incorporating STEM activities and collaborative groups into her classroom. In the picture above, Mrs. Smith is working with a group of students...
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Mrs. Kelly Fick
(St. Joseph School, Cockeysville)
Encouraging a Love of Learning

Mrs. Fick has taught at St. Joseph School for 15 years, and is currently teaching Kindergarten. Mrs. Fick  exudes positive energy to help her students and their families as well as her fellow teachers.  She loves to laugh and share an optimistic word, and her students and colleagues know her to be kind, trustworthy, and reliable....
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Ms. Gervasio
(Holy Angels Catholic School)
Loving Environment Leads to Classroom Success

Ms. Jane Gervasio, 3rd grade teacher, Intermediate Team Leader and STEM Committee member, at Holy Angels Catholic School develops very positive and uplifting relationships with her students.  She has created a warm, welcoming, and very interactive classroom in which they pray and work together peacefully.  Her students thrive because of her love and support. She...
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Mrs. Marlatt
(Mount de Sales Academy)
Educator, Philanthropist, Role Model

Mrs. Marlatt teaches students the historical background of the Jewish Holocaust/Shoah (1933-1945) from the perspective of the individuals involved.  She brings in speakers who are Holocaust survivors to address the class, which gives the girls an in-depth and personal perspective of life in a concentration camp. These speakers inspire the students with their courage, perseverance...
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Mrs. Woods
(St. Stephen School)
Helping Students Reach Their Fullest Potential

Mrs. Woods is an engaging teacher and leader in the St. Stephen School Preschool program.  Mrs. Woods was instrumental in St. Stephen School’s Preschool program achieving an excellence rating, and recognition from the Maryland Excels Program. Mrs. Woods implements modern technology to challenge her students to reach their fullest potential every day.  Early learning is...
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Mrs. Hahner
(Our Lady of Perpetual Help School)
Dedicated Teacher and Model Educator

Mrs. Florence Hahner has been teaching in Catholic schools for over 37 years.  Her love of the Catholic faith and passion for teaching have cemented her as a beloved and pivotal member of the OLPH community.  She has mentored new OLPH faculty and parents alike, and will often come early or stay late to tutor...
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Ms. Hardison
(Cardinal Shehan School)
Inspiring Students to “Rise Up”

Recently, it seems like the internet can’t get enough of the Cardinal Shehan School choir. We wanted to give you a quick inside look at the mastermind behind it all, Ms. Kenyatta Hardison. Ms. Hardison, who teaches music appreciation at Cardinal Shehan School, is a kind, witty person with a huge personality. She is also the Choir Director and...
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Mr. Pressimone
(Archbishop Curley High School)
Helping Students Achieve Success

Mr. Jon Pressimone, a 9th grade Theology teacher from Archbishop Curley High School, takes an active role in helping his students achieve academic success. Mr. Pressimone works with students on how to use their iPads to take notes, organize their information, and study for exams. By making sure his students are prepared, Mr. Pressimone ensures...
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Mrs. Zimmerman
(St. Ursula School)
Enhancing Classroom Technology Integration

Mrs. Julia Zimmerman assumed the new position of Technology Integration Teacher in the Fall of 2016 at St. Ursula School. With a sketch of what students would need to be technologically safe and technologically proficient, Mrs. Zimmerman plans lessons for the elementary and middle school grades focused on these two aspects. Last year, she oversaw...
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